Genre: LGBT YA Contemporary Romance of Dreams
This book was just SO CUTE. Simon is a hilarious most innocent smol boy and BLUE DSKFJDSLK MYYYY SHY RAINBOW.
Basically for me the plot is an adorable sunshine emailing an equally adorable sunshine and there’s maybe some blackmail weirdness but you can’t really see it beyond Simon and Blue’s precious oreo-scented emails of adorable gay love.
And I had no idea who Blue was????? THAT WAS SO MUCH FUN????? I guessed at so many people until toward the middle of the book when someone told me and I had to commit murder.
And not only are Simon and Blue the cutest couple in the land, but SIMON’S FRIENDS AND FAMILY OH JESUS HELPPPP.
Simon’s parents adore him and that was so refreshing, to see parents cherishing and loving their child unconditionally, and the Spiers are genetically hilarious people????? MY STUPID SMILE WAS BEAMING UPON THEM.
Then Abby and Nick were the most supportive two friends in this world. I just felt so comforted by them for some reason; I knew from the beginning that whatever went down with the whole Blue thing, Abby and Nick would still love my precious boy and everything would be okay.
I feel reallly bad about this horribly unpopular opinion I’m about to share buttt…..
I didn’t really like Leah??? I felt the whole time like she was being mean to Simon, or at least unreasonably difficult, and she wasn’t in the plot enough to be redeemed. But there’s so much potential for her to be liked, I loved her badass awkwardness and I NEED OFFBEAT. I want to love my sweetpea Leah.
I wanted to take Simon by his smol hand and protect him, because his heart is so pure he actually started to kind of befriend Martin????? MARTIN who is blackmailing him and using something very personal of Simon’s, his sexuality, against him. Just not okay in any universe and I wanted to PROTECT MY SON.
I’m just vengeful and Martin’s wrongdoing wasn’t properly acknowledged.
AND I WATCHED THE MOVIE YESSS
Nick Robinson is perfect. He is the perfect Simon. The universe loves us.
The film’s definitely more about Simon’s bildungsroman than the book (the book focused more on the freaking love story of angels), and there was a weird thing with Leah towards the end that wasn’t in the book, but it was STILL SO LOVELY.
Genre: LGBT YA Contemporary Romance
This story was kind of ridiculous but at the same time SO ADDICTIVE. I knew it was trash but then I said to myself, bb RECALL U LIKE TRASH.
It’s about a California high school boy named Tanner Scott who is closeted bisexual when he has to move with his family to a deeply Mormon town.
There he falls in love with a Mormon golden sunshine named Sebastian who goes to Mormon college but helps teach this seminar where students write a novel in four months (because apparently some people are capable of writing more than four pages in four months unlike me.)
My favorite part is every time Sebastian blushes when he’s around Tanner
I also love the bisexual rep, Tanner explains what it’s like very well and I was so proud of him.
Overall I rated this highly based on Sebastian blushing i’m sorry.
The relationship between Tanner and his best friend Autumn was SO WEIRD.
I don’t want to spoil anything, but Tanner does verrryyy questionable and strange things to Autumn. Things best friends never do no matter what, even when they’re having an emotional breakdown.
So I sadly don’t like Tanner anymore.
And of course the instalove.
Tanner instantly adores Seb which is always weird because in books the reader has to be emotionally involved.. And it’s hard to invest when there’s no dialogue, plot, etc. behind the relationship.
HOWEVER this somehow worked????? Tanner clarified that maybe he should actually talk to Seb, so they spent time together and THEN began to feel really attached to each other and Seb was blushing and I was SO PLEASSED.
Also our angel Seb (yes, even him, i’m so sad) does some very questionable things????? I don’t think I’ve ever met a more capricious character, I felt bad for Tanner because boyfriend Seb cannot be relied upon at all.
But then he blushes his stupid blush and I love him againnnnnn
Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera’s BOOK CHILD AND MY NEW REASON FOR LIVING????
THIS IS NOT A DRILL
GAY LITERATURE HAS WON
I’M WEEPING WITH JOY
The synopsis skdjadk
there’s a boy named arthur in new york for the summer and Broadway and
a boy named Ben who just broke up with his boyfriend and he’s sad
AND THEY MEET AT THE POST OFFICE.
“Can I please go home because Adam and Becky are writing a book together and my heart is sailing to them and also i’m dying.”